United States 1964-D Jefferson Nickel

Description: The Jefferson nickel debuted in 1938, replacing the Buffalo nickel in the 25th year of its production run. A design contest to commemorate Founding...

United States 1972-D Washington Quarter

Description - Washington Quarter Intended to be a circulating commemorative coin honoring the bicentennial of the birth of America’s first president, the Washington quarter as originally...

Origins of the 1921 “Zerbe Proof” Morgan Silver Dollars are Uncertain

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com I’ve been selling a collection for an old friend and collector who purchased a 1921 Morgan silver dollar...

United States 1886 Morgan $1 Silver Coin

Description: The 1886 Morgan dollar, known more officially as the Liberty Head dollar, is a silver coin that was struck at the United States Mint...

United States 1972 (P) Eisenhower Dollar

Description: While the country-at-large's desire for a large dollar coin at the start of the 1970s was hardly demonstrable, the gaming industry developed an acute...

Why is a 1907 $10 Gold piece worth more than $2...

News and Analysis on, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #39 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Last week, I wrote about the auction of...

African-Americans on US Coins: Representation & Discovery (Part 1)

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   When we sit down to write, we have a few guiding principles. One of our basic...

South Africa 2017 Silver Krugerrand

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the gold Krugerrand, the South African Mint is minting its first-ever 1 oz silver Krugerrand....

Mexico 2017 Silver Libertad

Description: The 2017 silver Libertad is a Mexican .999-fine bullion coin that is available in a range of more than a half dozen sizes, including...

United States 1982 Lincoln Cent

Description: 1982 was a landmark year for the United States one-cent coin, as the metallic composition of the coin was changed from bronze to copper-plated...

United States 1990 Eisenhower Centennial Dollar

Description: The 1990 Eisenhower Centennial Dollar is the second United States coin struck to honor the 34th President of the United States, the first was...

The Unique 1755-S Santa Fe 4 Escudos from the Eldorado Collection

1755-S Santa Fe 4 Escudos Discovery Coin, Ex. Eliasberg   Crossing the block next week as lot 11306 at our official auction of the New York...

France 2017 Auguste Rodin 2 Euro Coin

Description: Auguste Rodin, the French artist and sculptor known for his iconic 19th-century work The Thinker, died 100 years ago in 1917. Now he's making...

Susan B. Anthony Dollar, 1979-1999

Susan B. Anthony dollars, known as “Susies”by many collectors, were the second copper-nickel dollar coin produced for circulation in this country. The...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Roman Imperial Silver Denarius – Caligula & Agrippina...

Overview: Caligula long ago entered the popular imagination as an archetype of the sadistic and depraved Roman emperor. From a distance of almost 2,000 years,...

United States 2015 America the Beautiful Saratoga Quarter

Description: The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted on the heels of the 50 State Quarters Program and its adjunct District of Columbia and Territories program. Authorized by Public Law 110–456, the America...

United States 1873 Trade Dollar Silver Coin

Description: Throughout history, certain coins--often silver ones--have circulated around large geographical regions far from their place of origin. The Maria Theresa thaler, the Spanish dollar,...

Mexico 1921 Aztec Sunstone 20 Peso Gold Coin

Description: At the turn of the 20th century, Mexico adopted the gold standard and issued new coin denominations. Five-peso and 10-peso gold coins were introduced...

US Coins – An Overview of the Standing Liberty Quarter Series...

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   Historical BackgroundThe entire run of American coinage received a major overhaul and aesthetic upgrade between 1907 and 1921. Each...

United States 2001 New York 50 State Quarter

Description: The 2001 New York state quarter is a circulating commemorative coin that, by an awful twist of fate, became one of the most widely...

United States 1881-S Morgan $1 Silver Coin

Description: The 1881-S Morgan dollar is a large silver coin that was struck at the San Francisco branch of the United States Mint. Known more...

United States 1912-D Liberty Nickel

Images courtesy David Lawrence Rare Coins Description: The 1912-D Liberty Head nickel was struck during the only year when any of the coins in the series...

US Coin Profile – 2015 High Relief 24K Gold Coin

Description: On July 30, 2015, the United States Mint will issue a 1 ounce .9999 gold coin struck in high relief and bearing the notional...

Ancient Gold Coin Profiles – Civic Badge of Cyzicus

Ancient Gold Coin - Mysia, Cyzicus. Hekte circa 500-450 By Russell A. Augustin - AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Cyzicus was one of the great trade...

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, part 12: Copper-Nickel...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #261  A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Ancient Greek Coins – New Style Athens Tetradrachm

Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. New Style Coinage, circa 154-153 BC By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Athens was once immensely powerful and independent,...

Classic US Gold Coin Profile – The 1795 Small Eagle Half...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I’m not sure the 1795 Small Eagle half eagle is my favorite American gold coin, but...

United States 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar

  Description: The 1970-D Kennedy Half Dollar was the last of the regular-strike silver-clad half dollars and the last Kennedy half intended for circulation that contained...

United States 1923 Peace Dollar

Description: The 1923 Peace dollar is one of the most common issues in the series of dollar coins (1921-35) designed by Anthony de Francisci. Peace...

Ancient Roman Coins – Octavian and the Battle of Actium

Octavian. Gold Aureus (7.8g) minted at Rome, 32-31 BC By Russell A. Augustin, AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Octavian was the son of Julius Caesar's niece...